Meet Our Fellows


Sabrina Alvarado

Character Education Program with Fiver Children’s FOundation

Sabrina is from Brooklyn, NY and has spent the last few years in Buffalo completing her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Education, Leadership and Policy for Equity which she graduated with this May. During her undergraduate career she was a Community Assistant, Diversity Advocate for ALANA programming, Buffalo Gear Up Intern helping high schoolers apply for FAFSA and TAP and Vice-President of the Latin American Student Association. Sabrina looks forward to seeing what life has in store for her after undergrad and hopes to apply to Law School in the near future.

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Danny Cook

Training Program with YSS

Danny grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and will be graduating from Iowa State University in the fall of 2019 with degrees in Women and Gender Studies and Communications. In their time at Iowa State University, they have had many opportunities to support feminist and political activism and work with other passionate young adults. They are looking forward to utilizing the knowledge and tools they have gained from their time at Iowa State to empower others, particularly young adults and younger generations to live authentically and be involved in causes that are meaningful to them.

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Annie Henson

Program Evaluation with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Annie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 2016 with a BS in Nutritional Sciences. While serving for a year as an AmeriCorps service member, as an after-school instructor with 4-H CAPITAL in Austin, Annie realized a desire to learn more about health disparities and systematic inequalities. She is now back at UT pursuing a Master’s in Public Affairs, as half of a dual-degree program, paired with a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Annie hopes to use skills from her two degrees to work in program evaluation and management for organizations aiming to reduce health disparities, particularly for women and youth.

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Linh Nguyen

Mobility Program with Variety - the Children’s Charity

Linh is from Des Moines, IA and is currently attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She is a political science and mathematics double major with an education concentration, and it has led her to want to help with youth in the education field. She has volunteered at multiple places involving kids with disabilities, are low income, or at risk, but her favorite experiences are tutoring and Special Olympics. She is ecstatic to be a fellow this summer at FLIA and learn all that she can.

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Madeline B.

Volunteer Recruitment with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Madeline is originally from Hastings, Minnesota. She graduated from Iowa State with a double major in English and Political Science. She will continue her education in the Fall at the University of Iowa College of Law. While at Iowa State she had the opportunity to work for America Reads America Counts, a school based tutoring program for elementary and middle school students, and there she discovered her passion for helping kids. She is looking forward to continuing that work in an administrative role working as a volunteer recruiter for BBBSCI.

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Dakari Finister

Design Studio with Territory NFP

Dakari was born and raised in California, where she received her BA in psychology and sociology from UC Merced. She recently moved to Chicago in August to pursue her Ph.D. in sociology. Dakari was worked with youth in a wide range of roles, including working to counsel youth on college admissions. In another role, she worked to support youth on probation with positive decision making. Dakari looks forward to working with FLIA and Territory this summer. She is working on program evaluation and working as a design studio facilitator.

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Mabel Munoz

Literacy Program with Fiver Children’s FOundation

Mabel is from Queens, New York where she was born and raised until she left to SUNY Oswego to start her college career. Mabel decided on majoring in Wellness Management her second semester in college and ultimately graduated in December of 2018. Mabel enjoys teaching and helping children from underserved communities reach their full potential through creativity and curiosity. This summer Mabel looks forward to working as a Literary fellow at the Fiver Children’s Foundation. Through this experience at Fiver, Mabel hopes to make an impact in the lives of young children along with gaining valuable skills and knowledge in becoming a successful leader.

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YoVanna Solomon

Social-Emotional Learning Program with Row New York

YoVanna is a recent graduate From North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a degree in International Studies and a certificate in Waste Management. As an exchange student in Uruguay she discovered her passion for cross-cultural exchange. Teaching English and volunteering with various youth development non-profit organizations abroad inspired her to pursue a career in the social sector. YoVanna is an avid reader and world traveler who loves dancing and deep-belly laughter. She spends her free time trying to expand her Spanish vocabulary and writing jokes for stand-up comedy.

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Meet Our Alumni

Click on the photo to see what the fellow worked on and a video where they share reflections on their fellowship experience.

Fall 2018 

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

fall 2017

Summer 2017

Fall 2016

Summer 2016

Summer 2015